Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils

Dinosaurs Without Bones: Dinosaur Lives Revealed by their Trace Fossils

Anthony J. Martin

CSI meets Jurassic Park in a desirable, revelatory examine dinosaurs and their international throughout the million-year-old clues they left behind

What if we awakened one morning all the dinosaur bones on the planet have been long gone? How might we all know those iconic animals had a165-million yr heritage in the world, and had tailored to all land-based environments from pole to pole? What clues will be left to parent not just their presence, but additionally to profit approximately their intercourse lives, elevating of younger, social lives, wrestle, and who ate who? What wouldn't it take for us to understand how briskly dinosaurs moved, whether or not they lived underground, climbed timber, or went for a swim?

Welcome to the area of ichnology, the examine of lines and hint fossils―such as tracks, trails, burrows, nests, toothmarks, and different vestiges of behavior―and how via those impressive clues, we will discover and intuit the wealthy and intricate lives of dinosaurs. With a special, detective-like process, reading the forensic clues of those long-extinct animals that depart a far richer legacy than bones, Martin brings the wild international of the Mesozoic to lifestyles for the twenty-first century reader. 24 pages of colour and B&W illustrations

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